Music Friday: Journey’s Steve Perry Sings About a ‘Band of Gold’ in the 1996 Hit, ‘When You Love a Woman’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you chart-topping songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today we feature Journey’s romantic, Grammy-nominated anthem, “When You Love a Woman.” In the memorable refrain, lead vocalist and songwriter Steve Perry sings, “When you love a woman, you can see your world inside her eyes,” and compares a joy that lasts forever to “a band of gold that shines.”

Originally released in 1996 as the third track and lead single from the group’s Trial by Fire album, “When You Love a Woman” quickly ascended to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart and topped out at #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In 1997, the song earned a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

Former members of Santana and 1960s psychedelic rock band Frumious Bandersnatch formed Journey in San Francisco in 1973. After a long string of hits, the group disbanded in 1987 only to reunite in 1995. When lead singer Steve “The Voice” Perry went down with a hip injury and was unable to tour in 1998, the group made numerous — and mostly unsuccessful — attempts to fill Perry’s very big shoes.

In 2007, original band member Neal Schon was viewing Journey covers on YouTube when a video by Filipino Arnel Pineda caught his attention. Pineda had a golden voice similar to Perry’s and Journey had their man. He has been singing lead vocals for Journey ever since. Former lead singer Perry continues to tour apart from the band at the age of 68.

In April of 2017, Perry rejoined his bandmates for a special celebration that saw the group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Journey is one of the best-selling bands of all time, with worldwide sales of more than 100 million records.

We invite you to enjoy the soaring vocals of Perry in the official video of “When You Love a Woman.” The video has been viewed more than 27 million times. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“When You Love a Woman”
Written by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain. Performed by Journey.

In my life I see where I’ve been
I said that I’d never fall again
Within myself I was wrong
My searchin’ ain’t over… over
I know that…

When you love a woman
You see your world inside her eyes
When you love a woman
You know she’s standin’ by your side
A joy that lasts forever
There’s a band of gold that shines waiting somewhere…oh yeah

If I can’t believe that someone is true
To fall in love is so hard to do
I hope and pray tonight
Somewhere you’re thinkin’ of me girl
Yes I know…I know that

When you love a woman
You see your world inside her eyes
When you love a woman
You know she’s standin’ by your side
A joy that lasts forever
There’s a band of gold that shines waiting somewhere…oh

It’s enough to make you cry
When you see her walkin’ by
And you look into her eyes

When you love a woman
You see your world inside her eyes
When you love a woman
Well you know she’s standin’ by your side
A joy that lasts forever
There’s a band of gold that shines
When you love a woman…
When you love, love, love, love
When you love a woman
You see your world inside her eyes

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.

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Diamond-and-Gold Fish Brooch Valued at $5,000 Tops List of Salvation Army Holiday Donations

A diamond-and-gold fish brooch valued at $5,000 tops the list of valuable donations anonymously dropped into Salvation Army kettles during the 2017 holiday season. All across the country, local chapters of the charity reported an outpouring of gifts that included bridal jewelry and solid gold coins.

The fish brooch, which is made of 18-karat gold and features 32 diamonds weighing 1.58 carats, was found in a red kettle by a volunteer bell ringer in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston. It will be auctioned off, with the proceeds used to provide coats and warm meals to individuals in need this winter, the Salvation Army said.

“The kind soul that donated this brooch is emblematic of the generosity and charity we see in Massachusetts every holiday season,” noted Major David B. Davis, the Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Divisional Commander. “Her gift is a reminder that there are hidden heroes throughout the Commonwealth and we are grateful to them and all donors, large or small, who embody the spirit of the season and help us support individuals and families in need.”

Boston-area residents have a history of generous giving, especially when it comes to jewelry items. In 2014, for instance, a widow made national headlines and inspired other similar donations when she dropped her diamond ring and her late husband’s wedding band into a kettle outside of North Station.

With the jewelry, she added a note that read: “To honor his memory, I donate this ring. I’m hoping there’s someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for 10 times its worth. After all, there’s no price on love or the sentimental value of this ring. But money will help the kids. May everyone have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!”

The woman’s wishes were more than fulfilled when another Boston-area widow — and former Salvation Army bell ringer — offered $21,000 for the engagement ring and wedding band. Instead of taking possession of the rings, she requested that they be returned to their original owner.

Other generous gifts were reported from coast to coast. Here are some of the highlights…

• In Helena, Mont., an anonymous donor dropped a diamond ring into a Salvation Army kettle at the North Montana Albertsons. The ring, which is valued at $1,000, was wrapped in a $20 bill.

“It’s kind of amazing,” Helena Salvation Army Captain Rob Lawler told CBS affiliate KPAX. “We love when people put in a couple dollar bills, but when someone puts in something like this… it’s like giving a part of them.”

• In Roseville, Calif, a one ounce gold South African Krugerrand was placed in the Salvation Army kettle at the local Sam’s Club. The coin’s gold value is nearly $1,300 at today’s spot price.

“It took me a second to recognize it because I’ve never actually seen one before,” Lt. Steve Pavlakis of Salvation Army Roseville Corps told NBC affiliate KCRA. “And then I read that thing saying ‘Krugerrand, one ounce fine gold.’ It was like how kids probably feel, how I probably felt, on Christmas morning. It’s just so exciting to know that someone trusted us to bless us with that donation.”

• In Mount Pleasant, Wis., a diamond engagement ring and wedding band tied together with a blue ribbon was deposited into a Salvation Army kettle a the local Piggly Wiggly. The set has an estimated value of $800 to $1,000.

“You never know the reason behind why someone would give a wedding set,” Major Ken Nicolai, corps officer of the Racine Salvation Army, told journaltimes.com. “But we want them to know that it’s going to help a lot of people.”

The Salvation Army red kettle program dates back to 1891, when Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was determined to do something about the hunger problem in San Francisco. During the holiday season, he resolved to provide a free Christmas dinner for the destitute and poverty-stricken. He only had one major hurdle to overcome — funding the project.

According to The Salvation Army’s official website, McFee’s red kettle idea was inspired by his days as a sailor in Liverpool, England. There, he remembered an iron kettle called “Simpson’s Pot” into which passers-by tossed a coin or two to help the poor.

The next day McFee placed a similar pot at the Oakland Ferry Landing at the foot of Market Street. Near the pot, he placed a sign that read, “Keep the Pot Boiling.” He soon had the money to provide good meals to the needy on Christmas Day.

Credits: Images courtesy of Salvation Army.

Shy Guy Dresses Like Santa to Surprise Girlfriend With Over-the-Top Marriage Proposal

A self-described shy guy who prefers to stay out of the spotlight surprised his science teacher girlfriend with a Santa-themed marriage proposal in front of a gym full of screaming middle schoolers.

Dressed like Saint Nick, Chris Garrett walked onto the court during the Rainbow Lake Middle School’s teachers-versus-students volleyball game. He took the microphone from the game’s announcer and told the crowd, “I have a pretty busy journey ahead of me.”

While the crowd of students and teachers were probably thinking of a journey that included toys for the local kids of Spartanburg, S.C., Garrett had something completely different in mind.

“I have a very special gift I need to give to a very special person,” the disguised Garrett said.

At that point, seventh-grade teacher Traci Thompson was ushered onto the court, where the faux Santa removed his beard, got down on one knee, pulled a ring box from his pocket and presented his girlfriend with an oval-shaped diamond ring.

“Will you marry me?” Garrett asked.

Thompson said, “Yes,” and the crowd erupted in cheers for the couple.

“It’s a special moment,” Garrett said. “She’s the girl of my dreams.”

During a post-ceremony interview, Thompson admitted that Santa’s voice sounded familiar.

“I’m still like, in shock,” Thompson told goupstate.com. “I remember thinking, ‘Who is that Santa?’”

Thomas noted that the proposal caught her off guard because her boyfriend is a mild-mannered, behind-the-scenes type of guy.

“This literally would have been the last way I would have expected [the proposal] to happen,” she told NBC affiliate WYFF4.

Garrett admitted he prefers to stay “out of the lights like this,” but wanted to do something extra special.

“This way, she can share it with everyone here, her family, the kids,” Garrett told goupstate.com.

Summing up what she saw as a perfect proposal, Thompson told her boyfriend of three years, and now fiancé, “You did so good.”

Credits: Screen captures via wyff4.com.

Homeless Man Returns ‘Good Mother Ring’ to Grateful Owner Who Accidentally Gave It Away

A homeless man on Vancouver Island is being praised as a hero for his selfless efforts to return a valuable diamond ring to a woman who had mistakenly donated it with her loose change to another homeless man.

When Trinda Gajek visited Nanaimo on Vancouver Island recently, she came upon a young man who looked to be down on his luck. She offered to help him out and emptied the contents of her zippered change purse into his hands.

What she didn’t realize until much later was that among the coins was a cherished diamond band that her adult children had purchased for her when they were teenagers. They called it a “good mother ring.”

Devastated by the loss, the Salt Spring Island resident returned to the location where she had met the young man, but he was nowhere to be found.

Still hopeful that she might be reunited with the white gold band adorned by baguette diamonds across the top, she told her story on Facebook and then turned to the local media for help.

In reporting the story, CHEK News interviewed a number of homeless people in the area, including 52-year-old Raymond Ahlstrom. He seemed to connect with Gajek’s plight and promised to do what he could.

“I’ll put my energy into that one,” he said.

“He totally took on my cause. He did not need to do that,” Gajek told huffingtonpost.ca. “He made it his mission to go out into his community and get my ring back.”

Ahlstrom enlisted the help of a friend, who drove him to a few locations where he believed the young man might be. In short time, Ahlstrom had not only located the young man, but also secured Gajek’s ring. The CHEK News reporter noted that the young man gave back the valuable ring without question because it was Ahlstrom who asked for it.

On the day Ahlstrom was set to reunite Gajek with her ring, CHEK News was on hand to document the encounter.

“Do you feel good today?” CHEK News asked him. “Yeah,” Ahlstrom said with teary eyes. “Yeah I do.”

Gajek greeted Ahlstrom with a warm hug.

“Thank you so much,” she said. “That is awesome.”

“Here it is,” he said.

“That’s my ring,” she said. “Wow.”

Gajek insisted on giving Ahlstrom a cash reward. She also planned to reward the young man for his honesty.

“The ring really could have ended up anywhere,” she told huffingtonpost.ca. “I’m thrilled to have it back.”

She called the unlikely recovery of her ring “a real Christmas story.”

Credit: Screen captures via cheknews.ca.

Music Friday: The Crofts Sisters Yearn for an Engagement Ring in ‘Merry Christmas, Marry Me’

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, sisters Callie, Colette and Devri of the Crofts Family yearn for an engagement ring and a walk down the aisle in their 2014 release, “Merry Christmas, Marry Me.”

In the close-harmony style reminiscent of The Andrews Sisters, the Crofts girls deliver a lyrical marriage proposal to a boyfriend who won’t take the plunge. In the official video, the sisters adopt the look and sound of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.

They sing, “I hear those church bells ringing for the season / But they give me starry eyes / And I’ve got an empty finger right here to put a ring on / Darling, if you ever get wise.”

Written by Callie Crofts, “Merry Christmas, Marry Me” appeared as the seventh track on the Crofts Family holiday album titled Sparrow in the Birch.

The Crofts Family, which hails from the tiny town of Firth, Idaho (pop. 466), is led by patriarch Vincent Crofts, who encouraged his daughters to develop their musical talent at a young age. It’s been reported that their country home looks like a scene from a vintage Christmas card.

By age 12, Callie Crofts was already an accomplished songwriter and guitar player. As an adult, she persuaded her family to finally produce the Christmas album they had always wanted to record. The 2014 release would include a number of holiday favorites that the girls sang as children, as well as two original tunes written by Callie.

One reviewer wrote that the voices of the Crofts girls are “pure and angelic with harmonies that hold your emotions hostage.”

Please check out the official video of the Crofts Family performing “Merry Christmas, Marry Me.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“Merry Christmas, Marry Me”
Written by Callie Crofts. Performed by the Crofts Family.

Merry Christmas, Marry me a thousand times
I wanna know you’re mine, mine
So baby please don’t let no

No-good honey steal a kiss
Under the mistletoe
Merry Christmas, Love me ’til the end of time
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we’re ninety-nine

I hear those church bells ringing for the season
But they give me starry eyes
And I’ve got an empty finger right here to put a ring on
Darling, if you ever get wise

Merry Christmas, marry me a thousand times
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we’re ninety-nine

Merry Christmas, I don’t need a present
Wrapped up with a shiny bow, no no
You know what I’m wishing for
So don’t you make me wait anymore

Merry Christmas, and honey if you cause a scene
When you get down on one knee
It won’t bother me

I hear those church bells ringing for the season
But they give me starry eyes
And I’ve got an empty finger right here to put a ring on
Darling, if you ever get wise

Merry Christmas, Love me ’til the end of time
I wanna hang your stocking next to mine
When we’re ninety-nine

I hear those church bells
Ringing for the season
But baby we could ring ’em
For a whole different reason
Merry Christmas, Marry me a thousand times

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.

Firefighter Halts Christmas Parade to Propose to His Girlfriend… and Her 2-Year-Old Daughter

On a chilly evening in Wisconsin, Menomonie firefighter Matt Poliak halted a Christmas parade to deliver a heartwarming marriage proposal and two diamond rings — one for his girlfriend, Grace Johnson, and the other for her two-year-old daughter, Isla.

Grace and Isla were watching the Winter Daze Parade from the curb last Thursday when Poliak hopped off his decked-out fire truck and stopped the procession. Little Isla ran out to meet the firefighter, who she’s known since she was an infant. Her mom followed close behind.

In front of the crowd, Poliak, 33, went down on one knee and asked Johnson, 24, for her hand in marriage. The young mom said “Yes,” and the couple embraced to the spirited approval of those in attendance.

But, Poliak was not done, yet.

He then turned to Isla, got down on one knee again and proposed to her with a diamond ring that was strung on a necklace. The little girl nodded her approval and then jumped into Poliak’s arms for a big hug.

Poliak’s extraordinary thoughtfulness has turned him and his new family into international celebrities. Their story was picked up by Inside Edition, the Today show, ABC, Fox News and Yahoo, among others.

“I figured it would be an easy way to get all of our friends and family to be around without raising Grace’s suspicions,” Poliak told InsideEdition.com.

He also explained why it was important to include Isla in the parade proposal — a surprise he’s been planning since October.

“I always knew I wanted to include Isla because she’s such an amazing little girl and it was important for her to be asked if she wanted to be part of my family,” Poliak said.

“He is always thinking of not only me, but also Isla,” Johnson told ABC. “That’s been amazing and so helpful for me for so many reasons.”

The couple has yet to set a wedding date, but we’re sure little Isla is looking forward to walking down the aisle.

Credits: Screen captures via Facebook/Liz Rensch; Crowd photo, jewelry photo and mom/daughter photo courtesy of Matt Poliak/Grace Johnson; Family shot via Facebook.com/graciej11.

Newly Engaged Woman Gets Big Surprise After Accidentally Texting Ring Selfie to Sarah Michelle Gellar

Charlyn Willis got engaged last Thursday and now the whole world is in on the big news. You see, the Savannah, Ga., native was so excited after receiving her new cushion-cut diamond engagement ring from beau, Dennis, that she took a selfie while sitting in her car and hastily texted the pic to her sister — or that’s what she thought she was doing.

Willis had typed in the wrong number, but through a fortunate stroke of serendipity, accidentally shared the ring pic with Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The ’90s icon, who has been married to Freddie Prinze Jr. for 15 years, shared the bride-to-be’s selfie on Instagram and Facebook, writing, “This is #CharlynWillis. She got engaged yesterday, and meant to text her sister, but in all the excitement, got me instead. Her sister didn’t respond, but I did. So please help me say congrats, to Charlyn. (And her fiancé whose name I don’t know) #congratulations.”

Well wishes came pouring in and Willis was quick to respond with a heartfelt thank you and a pledge to invite Gellar and her family to the wedding.

“Omg! Thank you Sarah! His name is Dennis! Thank you so much for this,” Willis wrote. “You’ve truly made my engagement experience even more of a life changer! Please know when we set a date, I’ll be reaching out to invite you, Freddie, and the kids!”

Later, the 28-year-old Willis wrote, “I guess the best way to announce your engagement is to have a celebrity to do it for you. THANKS Sarah Michelle Gellar… AND YES, I SAID YES to Dee!!!!!”

Willis’ story has been picked up by The Knot, Bride’s, Glamour and The Daily Mail, among other high-profile outlets. Willis wondered out loud on Facebook whether any of them would cover the wedding.

Gellar’s Facebook post — which currently has 12,481 Likes and 143 Shares — generated a wave of congratulatory messages for Willis and sweet compliments for the actress.

“Many blessings for a happy marriage!” wrote Facebook user Laura Engel. “…and Sarah Michelle Gellar, how amazingly sweet are you to not only respond to a wrong number, but to spread the joy!”

“And this is why I have always been a huge fan of yours,” added Judy Anne Crosby. “Such a kind, generous, and thoughtful woman you are. Congrats to this beautiful woman and thanks to you for always being genuine.”

Credits: Selfie images via Facebook/charlyn.willis, Facebook/sarahmichellegellar; Sarah Michelle Gellar photo by Rach [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Racks Up $450MM in Sales; 2019 Installment Rumored to Be ‘Black Diamond’

The latest chapter in the Star Wars movie series — The Last Jedi — racked up a whopping $450 million in worldwide ticket sales over the weekend. And while Lucasfilm is successfully introducing a whole new generation to the fantastical 40-year-old franchise, a fan site is reporting that the working title for Star Wars: Episode IX is “Black Diamond.”

FanthaTracks.com broke the news that “Black Diamond” will begin shooting in 2018 and hit theaters in December of 2019. Interestingly, the site reported that the film is being produced under the business name of Carbonado Industries (UK) Ltd. The term “carbonado” is often used interchangeably with the term “black diamond.”

We believe that the moviemakers at Lucasfilm chose “Black Diamond” as the working title because the unusual gems are truly out of this world. Unlike colorless and fancy-colored diamonds that form deep within the earth, carbonado is likely formed in outer space and brought to earth by meteorites, according to scientists. Earth-formed diamonds often display a crystal structure, while carbonado has an irregular surface that resembles charcoal.

Carbonado is found in only two places on earth — Brazil and the Central African Republic. (During the earth’s history, the eastern coast of Brazil and what is now South America may have been connected geographically to the western coast of Africa).

Black diamonds are also different than other colored diamonds because they do not get their color from chemical impurities, such as nitrogen, hydrogen or boron, in the diamond’s makeup. Instead, black diamonds owe their color to numerous dark inclusions (mostly graphite). Their opaqueness is caused by a “polycrystalline” structure that inhibits the reflection of light.

Black diamonds are known to have a strong “luminescence,” a term that the all-knowing Yoda used in his exchange with Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

“For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is,” Yoda said. “Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere! Yes, even between the land and the ship.”

Credits: Black diamond by Trishtha (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Carbonado stones by James St. John [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

813-Carat ‘Constellation’ Visits Israel to Start Its Transformation Into a 350-Carat D-Flawless Polished Diamond

Swiss luxury jeweler de Grisogono has sent the 813-carat “Constellation” rough diamond to Israel to undergo the first stages of a cutting process that is expected to yield a 350-carat D-flawless polished stone — a gem that would rank as the fourth-largest faceted diamond in the world.

When he first purchased the rights to cut and polish the $63 million rough diamond from Dubai-based Nemesis International in September of 2016, the colorful founder of de Grisogono, Fawaz Gruosi, famously referred to the stone as his “princess.”

“I love her and I hate her,” he said. “Love because something like this is so exceptional — I could never dream to be able to have a stone like this in my own hands — and hate her because I don’t know how I’m going to dress her.”

Now, 15 months later, Gruosi has her attire all worked out. If all goes according to plan, the 813-carat rough — the most expensive of all time — will yield two historically significant D-flawless polished stones weighing 325 carats and 100 carats, as well as eight smaller diamonds, according to experts.

The Constellation was sent to Israel, where Diamond Laser Systems will utilize its state-of-the-art Synova Laser MicroJet to make the initial slices. The MicroJet has a laser beam guided by a hair-thin water jet. The water keeps the diamond cool during the process, minimizing the risk of damage.

Back in November of 2015, Lucara miners discovered two enormous gem-quality rough diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Botswana. The pair tipped the scales at a combined 1,922 carats. The larger of the two was the 1,109-carat “Lesedi la Rona,” which was purchased for $53 million in September by British billionaire and diamantaire Laurence Graff. The smaller of the two was the Constellation.

Both diamonds have been rated Type IIa by the Gemological Institute of America. Diamonds in this rare and coveted subgroup are chemically pure and often show extraordinary optical transparency.

The finished diamond that emerges from the Constellation will take its place among the largest and most famous faceted diamonds of all time. Currently, the top four are The Golden Jubilee (545.67 carats), The Cullinan I (530.20 carats), The Incomparable (407.48 carats) and The Cullinan II (317.4 carats). Both Cullinan diamonds were cut from the mammoth 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond, which was discovered in South Africa in 1905.

Credits: Screen captures via degrisogono.com.

Music Friday: In ‘2000 Miles,’ The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde Sings About Diamonds Sparkling in the Snow

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you great songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. In the 1983 holiday release, “2000 Miles,” Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders paints a picture of a diamond-embellished winter scene while lamenting the fact that she’s far away from the one she loves at Christmastime.

She sings, “In these frozen and silent nights / Sometimes in a dream… you appear / Outside under the purple sky / Diamonds in the snow… sparkle / Our hearts were singing / It felt like Christmastime.

While many people see “2000 Miles” as a sweet Christmas song about a young woman yearning to be closer to her lover during the holidays, the tune is actually Hynde’s tribute to guitarist and founding band member James Honeyman-Scott, who died of a drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 25.

“2000 Miles” was released as a single in December of 1983 and appeared as the 10th track of The Pretenders’ Learning to Crawl album. The single was popular in the UK, where it peaked at #15 on the UK Singles Chart. Learning to Crawl earned the #5 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart.

In 2014, while finishing up her album Stockholm, Hynde collaborated with Swede Bjorn Yttling on an updated version of “2000 Miles. It was released as a Christmas single in the UK that December.

She told Classic Rock Magazine, “I think it captures the mood of the season perfectly as it gets cold in Sweden, reindeer wander the streets freely and the snow was coming down! Happy Christmas!”

Coldplay (2003), The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (2010), Natalie Imbruglia (2010), Mark Kozelek (2014), Kylie Minogue (2015) and Tom Chaplic (2017) have all covered “2000 Miles” for their holiday albums.

Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1951, Hynde formed The Pretenders in Hereford, England, in 1978. The band has performed on and off for the past 39 years, with Hynde embarking on a solo career in 2014. Reunited once again, the band has been touring since 2016. The Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Please check out the video of Hynde and The Pretenders performing “2000 Miles” live in Sydney, Australia, in 2010. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“2000 Miles”
Written by Christine Hynde. Performed by The Pretenders.

He’s gone 2000 miles
It’s very far
The snow is falling down
Gets colder day by day
I miss you

The children will sing
He’ll be back at Christmastime

In these frozen and silent nights
Sometimes in a dream… you appear
Outside under the purple sky
Diamonds in the snow… sparkle

Our hearts were singing
It felt like Christmastime

2000 miles
Is very far through the snow
I’ll think of you
Wherever you go

He’s gone 2000 miles
It’s very far
The snow is falling down
Gets colder day by day
I miss you

Our hearts were singing
It felt like Christmastime
I can hear people singing
It must be Christmastime

Credit: Screen capture via YouTube.com.